MOVE - An Arab American Summit to Advance Social Change
Date(s) - 11/09/2019
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
The Henry, Autograph Collection Hotel
MOVE is powered by ACCESS and jointly hosted by its three national institutions: Arab American National Museum, Center for Arab American Philanthropy, and National Network for Arab American Communities.
When it comes to our narrative, we should be the leading voices behind the stories crafted for, and about, our communities. What are the creative ways for us to share our stories broadly and change the negative perceptions we face? How should we engage with media to get our true and authentic stories out? Learn the innovative and unique ways that Arab Americans—and especially the next generation of Arab American storytellers—are documenting their histories and taking control of their stories.
Grab your pens and brushes and clear your voices; it’s time to join the resistance.
From energetic political hip hop to rousing graphic novels and poetry, this session will emphasize art’s relationship to resistance and explore the ways that art is utilized in organizing spaces, such as performances at demonstrations, murals on mock walls and cultural boycott tactics that incorporate visual art and performance.
The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach.
The Book Awards will take place at the Arab American National Museum, starting with the reception at 5:30pm in conjunction with the networking mixer in the Courtyard. The Book Awards program starts at 7:00pm, followed by the awardee book reading and signing. Please stick around for the popular Open Mic night taking place after the book signing.
Join us at the Arab American National Museum for the popular Open-Mic Night taking place after the Book Awards in the ANNEX.